KIP DAWKINS

No one was sure what to expect when High Point Market announced it was moving its usual spring session in North Carolina to early June. Some were worried that the semiannual furniture show’s numbers would be down because of the date switcheroo; others thought, with timber shortages across the country, there wouldn’t be as many new furniture introductions to see.

However, the doubters couldn’t have been more wrong. With vaccination rates climbing and a desire to travel growing, High Point was an epic design industry reunion with many showrooms boasting it was one of their best editions ever. And despite everything going on in the world, there were still many new introductions to be seen—and trends to spotlight. We rounded up the ones that you need to have in your home now.

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1

Alabaster

This marbled translucent stone is making the rounds in the lighting world. Some are using it as a sculptural cover, as in the Somerset pendant by Mark D. Sikes for Hudson Valley Lighting (top left) and the assymmetrical left sconce by Kelly Wearstler for Circa Lighting (bottom left). Others, such as Gabby Home, decided to try it as a geometrical base for its Kelsey table lamp (right).

2

Spindle Furniture

The classics are back, and one look that stood out is the late 17th-century bobbin-style furniture. Here from top left: the Bohemian spindle chair by Ralph Lauren Home and Bobbin bed by Julian Chichester.

3

Pattern Play

When putting prints together, it’s all about the right blend, so sticking with one colorway like this blue scheme is always a good idea. Here, Thibaut mixed a basic check pattern with a beautiful floral for their newest Anna French fabric collection.

5

Primary Colors

Currey & Company looked to Piet Mondrian for their Mister “M” collection, drawing from the primary colors the famed De Stijl artist was known for. Others followed suit, including Sasha Bikoff with her new Loop de Loop dresser (right) for Kindel Furniture.

6

Organic Forms

Soft fluid forms are the rage for furniture silhouettes these days, and Thomas Pheasant looked to organic forms and materials for his newest collection for McGuire.

7

Classical Architecture

History always repeats itself, and this summer, iconic elements like arches and Greek keys were everywhere. Here, clockwise from left: the Martine cabinet by Stickley, the Arlee console by Gabby Home, and the Artemis cocktail table by Barry Goralnick for Currey & Company.

9

Woven

The woven trend inspired by early 20th-century South American and Mexican design masters isn’t going anywhere, and companies around market agreed! Clockwise from top left: the Strand lounge chair by Thomas Pheasant for McGuire, the Aix-en-Provence dining chair by Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair, and the Everly chandelier by Palecek.

10

Octagons

Geometric shapes have always been a hit in the design world, but this summer specifically, octagons are where it’s at. Whether literally translated to the shape as in this Osprey cocktail table by Theodore Alexander (left) or extruded into a pedestal base like the Demetrius table by Made Goods, you can’t go wrong with adding this faceted silhouette to your home.

11

Green

There’s a reason this color is said to make people envious. Here, clockwise from left: the Gretel lounge chair by Made Goods, a set of Galan bookends by Arteriors, and the Classic desk by Label 180 (shown in Reign Jungle fabric).

12

Wood Grain

Looking to nature will add a soothing element to any home, and these faux bois pieces are no exception. Here, clockwise from left: the Tuck cocktail table by Oly Studio, the Cota outdoor side table by Palecek, and the Geneva cocktail table by Universal.

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